Temple Beth David of the South Shore, in Canton, will host three fun to mark the harvest festival of Sukkoth and the celebration of receiving the Torah, Simchat Torah.

A “Fall Family Sukkoth” will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct 13, to celebrate the start of Sukkoth by decorating the Sukkah, the shelter symbolizing the harvest while also recognizing those in the world who currently have nothing but temporary shelter, those forced to flee from home and to live in exile. Bring a bagged lunch and something to share. Cider will be provded.

A traditional family Sukkoth service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 18. The synagogue’s sanctuary will be transformed by the gourds, corn stalks and flowers decorating it. With the four species in hand (lulav and etrog), children and adults can recite the blessings and wave the lulav in all six directions: east, south, west, north, up and down, symbolizing that God is everywhere.

Following the service, a variety of apple crisps – with ice cream – will be served in the Sukkah. Gluten and dairy-free alternatives will be available.

A new approach to Simchat Torah, the day on which the community gathers to come into direct contact with the Torah and to express joy in having received it, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct 20. Religious school will be followed by a luncheon open to everyone at 12:30 p.m. After lunch, children will join Reb Noyo in thelibrary for a music program, followed by the Yizkor (remembrance) service at 2 p.m. and the Simchat Torah service and celebration at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact office@templebethdavid.com or 781-828-2275.